Frequently Asked Questions
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It is normal now, but visitors travelling to Laos consider taking up travel insurance before travelling to Laos. Tourists must be in touch with the news at least two weeks before their travel date.

Laos (UTC+7 (ICT)) is 90 minutes ahead of India's time zone (IST).
Laos is -

  • 11 hours ahead of the US
  • 7 hours ahead of the UK
  • 4 hours ahead of Russia
  • 4 hours behind Australia
  • 1 hour behind China
  • Wattay International Airport
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I
  • Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II
  • Pakse International Airport
  • Luang Prabang International Airport

Rupee 1 in Indian currency is equivalent to 210 Laotian KIP. Meanwhile, one US dollar value is 17275 Laotian KIP. Visitors mostly prefer non-Laotian cash for high-value purchases.

US dollars, Chinese Yuan, and Thai Baht are easy to exchange and are accepted to direct tender. We recommend Laos Commercial Bank or a foreign exchange bureau licensed by Laos Bank for your currency exchange need. You can cash your Traveller's Cheque at the Commercial banks in Laos.

Laos has tropical and subtropical monsoon climatic conditions, but from May to October, it's pretty hot. The best time to tour Laos is from November to April, as the weather is cool and pleasant.